Frequently Asked Questions

FYI

Great Whites don’t live at Neptune’s. It is assumed they travel here purely for the feeding opportunity given the Sea Lion population.

FYI

2.6million square kms = 44% of the states waters to now be managed and protected as marine parks. 10

Did You Know?

There are 60 established MPA’s in Australia. 9

Did You Know?

Australian Sea Lions feed on a wide variety or prey including squids, fish, shark, rock lobsters and sea birds.

Did You Know?

This species of Sea Lion is found both on the Western and Southern coasts of Australia.

Did You Know?

Sea lions are unique to South Australia and Western Australia. The population is about 15,000 animals, with 80 percent of sea lions located in South Australia.

Did you know?

Over the last thirty years, almost 250 species of sharks have been discovered. Who knows how many species haven’t been found!

Orca Attack On Great White Shark

Recently (2/2/15) we witnessed an extremely rare event of a pod of Orca’s that attacked and killed a Great White Shark at the Neptune Islands. As a result of this no Shark Cage Dive operator has seen a Shark in the area since. This is un-chanted territory for the industry and the first time no Sharks have been sighted since April 2014. As this is an unprecedented event, we are unsure on when they will return. All tours in the mean time will still be operating as scheduled.

We will be contacting everyone on a week by week basis who is booked on a Shark tour over the coming weeks to explain the situation and give them a number of options. In our endeavour to reach everyone, if you have read this post and know someone who is booked on a tour or interested in booking on during this period, please tag them on our Facebook page.

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Should you have any questions please contact our head office on (08) 8682 2979 or email info@adventurebaycharters.com.au. We look forward to having you onboard.

To read about this incredible event please see our blog post.

Thanks

Adventure Bay Crew

 

How do orcas communicate?

Killer whales use echo-location to communicate and hunt, making sounds that travel underwater until they encounter objects, then bounce back, revealing their location, size, and shape. They can even identify species of fish by their echo! (source)

How fast can an Orca swim?

Killer whales can swim at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour (56 km/h). (source)

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